time will tell

Sometimes we meet people who work in the same field as we do but they are much more successful: they have a bigger audience, more sales, more customers and more attention.

Then, we meet their work and our first thought is – but, I can do better than this shit! It doesn’t deserve the attention it’s getting.

Our first impulse is to reveal the fraudulent work and to show everybody how bad it is; hence the flood of negative comments on the internet.

However, it is important to resist the temptation, to preserve dignity, to continue doing our work the best we can, and to hope for the best.

We shouldn’t feel bitter or and we shouldn’t envy their success.

The time will tell what really matters.

If something is really as bad as we think, as the time passes by, it will sink to the bottom together with other forgotten ideas.

If our thing is really that good, as the time passes by, it will rise up in a sea of mediocrity.

It is possible that we’re wrong about both, but the only thing we can influence is the amount of work we put in our work.